The Shortest Distance... by LuskT

Champion(s):

WengerAS


Runner(s)-Up:

GrahamJ
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Quiz Description

Getting from Point A to Point B.

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Questions:

The incredibly short distance of roughly 1.6162 x 10^-35 meters - quite possibly the shortest distance that could theoretically be measured - is named in honor of what physicist?

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Max Planck

Surprisingly, which US state is, geographically speaking, closest to Africa?

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Maine

In one physical model of the universe, the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, in the opposite direction.

What comedy film gives us this gem?

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Caddyshack

Listed at only 5'3", which player still holds the record as the shortest to ever play in the NBA?

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Muggsy Bogues

Attributed to Ernest Hemingway as the result of a bet (though his authorship is unsubstantiated), what six-word sentence is sometimes considered the shortest novel ever written?

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For sale: baby shoes, never worn.

Clocking in at only 1:36, which song (with a somewhat ironic title) by Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs is the shortest song to ever hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100? It saw a new surge of popularity roughly 30 years after its release by being featured on the Dirty Dancing soundtrack.

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Stay

The shortest war in recorded history, lasting roughly 40 minutes, was fought between Great Britain and which Sultanate on the morning of August 27, 1896?

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Zanzibar

Despite featuring Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell in its cast and Louis C.K. as head writer, whose sketch comedy show aired only 7 episodes in 1996? (edited at 4:49 pm, October 29, 2016 (PDT))

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Dana Carvey

Urban VII wasn't able to accomplish much during his 12-day term as Pope in 1590, but he is remembered for instituting one of the earliest recorded bans on what substance, first introduced in Europe roughly 70 years before?

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Tobacco

Loganair boasts the record for the shortest commercial flight, a whopping 47 seconds under ideal conditions between Westray and Papa Westray in which archipelago?

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Orkney Islands

Of the men who have served (or will soon serve) as Secretary General of the United Nations, which has the shortest name (first and last)?

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U Thant

The orthodromic distance - the shortest distance between two points on a sphere along its surface - is more commonly known by what other name?

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Great Circle (Distance) - also accepting Geodesic (edited at 11:53 am, October 31, 2016 (PDT))